Spatial Manager Desktop™ - FAQs: Providers

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What are the Providers of Spatial Manager Desktop™?

Spatial Manager Desktop™ accesses spatial data for reading and/or writing using their own data Providers. The application can access different data formats and storage systems depending on the spatial data Providers installed

Which are the current available Providers for Spatial Manager Desktop™?

The available standard Providers at this time are the following:

  • ESRI Shape file - (SHP)
  • Google Earth file - (KML, KMZ)
  • OpenStreetMap XML file - (OSM) (1)
  • GPS exchange format file - (GPX) (1)
  • ASCII text file - (ASC, CSV, NEZ, TXT, XYZ, UPT)
  • SQLite file - (SQLITE, DB)
  • PostGIS database
  • Microsoft SQL Server Spatial database
  • Open Database Connectivity ODBC (1)
  • Autodesk SDF file - (SDF) (3)
  • WFS data store (1) (3)
  • MySQL database (1) (3)
  • MicroStation v.7 file - (DGN) (2)
  • AutoCAD DXF file - (DXF) (2)
  • ESRI ArcInfo export file (ASCII) - (E00) (1) (2)
  • MapInfo file - (TAB) (2)
  • MapInfo interchange format file - (MIF/MID) (2)
  • GeoJSON file - (GEO.JSON) (1) (2)
  • WFS data store (1) (2)

(1) Read-only
(2) OGR data source
(3) FDO provider

What are the Parameters of the Providers in Spatial Manager Desktop™?

The Parameters of the Providers in Spatial Manager Desktop™ are the settings that the application needs to read (loading, exporting from, etc.) or write (exporting to, etc.) spatial data using a given Provider. Certain Providers needs the read Parameters and the write Parameters and these settings can be different. Some other Providers may only needs the read or the write Parameters but not both of them

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